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A Little Happier: After Enron Emails Were Made Public, Researchers Learned a Lot, and So Did I.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: After Enron Emails Were Made Public, Researchers Learned a Lot, and So Did I.

The fascinating history of the “Enron Corpus,” the trove of private emails that were made public in the wake of the collapse of the energy company Enron, reminds me never to write anything in an email that I wouldn’t want to see made public.
Podcast 323: Practice Some Movie Therapy, an Easy Hack for Dealing with Small Toys and Trinkets, and Do Certain Situations Send You into Shock?
Podcast 323

Podcast 323: Practice Some Movie Therapy, an Easy Hack for Dealing with Small Toys and Trinkets, and Do Certain Situations Send You into Shock?

Our former producer, the podcaster and writer Kristen Meinzer, explains why we should try “movie therapy,” we discuss one of Gretchen’s all-time favorite hacks of her own invention, and we explore the question, “Do you find that certain situations send you into shock?”
Podcast 318: Look at Your Home with the Eyes of a Stranger, Some Terrific Before-and-After Clutter Stories, and Valuable Lessons from the Pandemic
Podcast 318

Podcast 318: Look at Your Home with the Eyes of a Stranger, Some Terrific Before-and-After Clutter Stories, and Valuable Lessons from the Pandemic

We discuss why you might look at your home through the eyes of a stranger, why a simple hook can be so useful , share some excellent before-and-after clutter-clearing triumphs, and discuss listeners’ response to the question, “What valuable lesson have you learned from the pandemic?”
Podcast 310: Very Special Episode—Great Hacks, Tips, Tools, and Suggestions About How to #Read21in21.
Podcast 310

Podcast 310: Very Special Episode—Great Hacks, Tips, Tools, and Suggestions About How to #Read21in21.

In this Very Special Episode, we share hacks, strategies, and tools from listeners—and our own experience—about how to get more reading done in 2021. #Read21in21 is underway.
Podcast 255: We Reveal Our “20 for 2020” Lists as well as a Color-Related Hack, and Give a Happiness-Bully Demerit
Podcast 255

Podcast 255: We Reveal Our “20 for 2020” Lists as well as a Color-Related Hack, and Give a Happiness-Bully Demerit

We reveal our “20 for 2020” lists and discuss some great ideas from listeners, discuss a color-related hack to make it easier to find lost objects, and talk about some advice from our mother—about not giving advice.
Podcast 234: Try the SLANT Approach to Listen Better, and Dealing with a Sweetheart Who Doesn’t Show Enthusiastic Support
Podcast 234

Podcast 234: Try the SLANT Approach to Listen Better, and Dealing with a Sweetheart Who Doesn’t Show Enthusiastic Support

Try the S.L.A.N.T. approach to help yourself listen and learn more effectively, an easy way to do a happiness-boosting good deed, and how to deal with a sweetheart who responds very unenthusiastically to good news.
Podcast 217: Don’t Over-Consult, a Hack that Makes It Easier to Exercise, and When You’re Upset, Do You Feel It More in Your Head or in Your Body?
Podcast 217

Podcast 217: Don’t Over-Consult, a Hack that Makes It Easier to Exercise, and When You’re Upset, Do You Feel It More in Your Head or in Your Body?

Why you should stop over-consulting, a hack to make exercising more convenient, and a question for self-knowledge: When you're upset, do you feel it in your body or in your head?
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